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Baby Boomers' needs and preferences for retirement housing: A phenomenological qualitative study


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Baby Boomer is one of the largest generations. Those born between 1946 and 1955 are beginning to consider options in retirement living. Leaders in the retirement housing industry will be more successful if they are prepared for the influx of older adults. The problem is not enough research has been conducted to effectively understand preferences Baby Boomers have in retirement housing. The current qualitative phenomenological study was conducted using the Q-methodology using a Q-sort statement questionnaire to explore the perceptions of Baby Boomers born between 1946 and 1955 on retirement housing options. The purpose of the qualitative phenomenological study was to discover the needs and desires relating to preferred housing configurations needed in the retirement housing industry for Baby Boomers in El Paso County, Colorado. The study results revealed Baby Boomers will prefer living at home rather than moving into a retirement community. The study results further indicated, due to limited research on Baby Boomer preferences, additional studies are appropriate to provide leaders with more in-depth information on Baby Boomer preferences.

Indexing (details)


Subject
American history;
Marketing;
Gerontology;
Management;
Social structure;
Demography
Classification
0337: American history
0338: Marketing
0351: Gerontology
0454: Management
0700: Social structure
0938: Demography
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Baby Boomers; Housing; Leadership; Retirement
Title
Baby Boomers' needs and preferences for retirement housing: A phenomenological qualitative study
Author
Eldridge, Leslie Kay
Number of pages
157
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
0850
Source
DAI-A 71/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109740349
Advisor
LePelley, Douglas
University/institution
University of Phoenix
University location
United States -- Arizona
Degree
D.M.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3406660
ProQuest document ID
276475335
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/276475335
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